Trade Policy

FAS works to create a global environment that’s conducive to free  and  fair  trade. We partner with other U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and U.S. stakeholders to remove trade barriers, negotiate and enforce free trade agreements, and establish international trade rules and standards that are transparent and predictable.


Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Morocco: Morocco's 2024 FTA Tariff Schedule

On January 1, 2024, the Government of Morocco (GOM) published Circular # 6519/222, announcing the required tariff changes under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for Calendar Year 2024. The circular includes tariffs, tariff-rate quotas...
On October 25, 2023, China notified the National Food Safety Standard for Hygienic Specification for Catering Services of Railway Passenger Trains to the World Trade Organization (WTO) under G/SPS/N/CHN/1292. The proposed date of entry into force is...
In October 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant and Animal Health Inspection Service and the Colombian Institute for Agriculture agreed on import requirements for U.S. bovine meat and bone meal (MBM) to Colombia. Colombia’s steady economy growth, increasing production of proteins, and growing demand for high quality pet food are creating new opportunities to increase exports of MBM products to the country.

News and Features

Secretary Vilsack met with Chinese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Tang Renjian to address outstanding market access issues and other U.S. agricultural stakeholder concerns,
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative are accepting applications for new members to serve on agricultural trade advisory committees.
News Release

USMCA Panel Releases Canada Dairy Report

A dispute settlement panel established under the USMCA has released a report regarding Canada’s dairy tariff-rate quota allocation measures.